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Professional and student SPJ chapter leaders from around the country met in Indianapolis June 5-7 to participate in the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute. Funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the weekend is a chance for incoming chapter leaders to meet and develop their leadership skills.
Participants learned more about their individual leadership styles by completing a DiSC assessment facilitated by Jeffrey Cufaude of Idea Architects. Topics such as fundraising, recruitment and leadership roles were covered in a series of small group sessions. A final seminar on chapter goal setting was held on the last day.
After the welcome dinner on Friday evening, President Dave Aeikens delivered the State of the Society address and invited participants to engage in a Q&A session with executive board members. The participants then had the chance to mingle with an outing to a duckpin bowling alley.
2009 Scripps Leadership Institute Graduates
|Jeff Achen||Minnesota Pro|
|Lilliam Albizu-Campos||University of Miami|
|Samantha Allen||Ithaca College|
|James Anderson||Colorado Pro|
|Daniel Axelrod||Keystone Pro|
|Stephanie Bartram||Marshall University|
|Carrie Buchanan||Cleveland Pro|
|Laura Butler||Eastern Kentucky University|
|Sarah Bzdega-Welch||Iowa Pro|
|Theodore Charles||Pacific Lutheran University|
|Diana De Rosa||Press Club of Long Island|
|Elenora Edwards||East Tennessee Pro|
|Nic Garcia||Metropolitan State College of Denver|
|Jordan Gilgenbach||Minnesota State University, Mankato|
|Laura Hancock||Utah Headliners|
|John Higgins||Lipscomb University|
|Mai Hoang||William O. Douglas Pro|
|Melanie Hoffman||West Virginia University|
|Chartis Ivy||University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)|
|Kevin Kemper||Central Ohio Pro|
|Tamara Kent||Greater Oregon Pro|
|Alyssa Kruse||California University of Pennsylvania|
|Christine Makar||University of South Florida|
|Tanya Mannes||San Diego Pro|
|Brian Martin||Wyoming Pro|
|Andrew Minegar||Western Michigan University|
|Kelsey Mirando||University of Missouri|
|Rachel Nielsen||New York Deadline Club|
|Kim Norvell||Iowa State University|
|Sergy Odiduro||South Florida Pro|
|Stephen Orbanek||Duquesne University|
|Lilianna Oustinovskaya||California State University Northridge|
|James Pilcher||Cincinnati Pro|
|Kelley Bruce Robinson||Colorado State University|
|Andrew Seaman||Wilkes University|
|Robyn Sidersky||University of Central Florida|
|Hilary Sizemore||Chicago Headline Club|
|MaryJane Slaby||Indiana University|
|Arianna Souri||University of La Verne|
|Matt Stanley||Alabama Pro|
|Colleen Stewart||Western Kentucky University|
|Emily Sweeney||New England Pro Chapter|
|Vanessa Tait||University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire|
|Kelsey Volkmann||St. Louis Pro|
|Cindie Yanow||Southeast Missouri State University|
|Stephen York||Louisville Pro|
|Caroline Young||Flagler College|
|Ann Zaniewski||Detroit Pro|